Yep, another language and terminology blog. But, this time I’m not here to talk about the ableist language and terminology as such. I’m here to discuss the ableism that gets perpetuated through the words that we use in practice and the way we use them, especially for those new to the world of disability. A… Continue reading Is Language and Terminology on Your Audit Agenda?
A few months ago I wrote a piece about Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons' Eye which was quite a raw reflective piece but this only scratched the surface. Therefore, I wanted to make a series out of this about challenging practice. It was also originally Margaret’s idea to do a part 2… Continue reading Using Online Communities to Collectively Analyse Disability Language in Practice
As I am now approaching the end of my studies (just in case you’ve missed the previous 7 posts- get original Georgia) I find myself questioning occupational therapy practices more and more. I have certainly developed more of a ‘raised eyebrow’ as my lecturer would say. Yet, although it’s only natural to become more critical… Continue reading Analysing Occupational Therapy Practice With a ‘Disabled Persons’ Eye
It’s the start of Disability History Month which takes place between November 18th- December 18th and what better way to start the month to have a conversation about empowered practice. Over the past month and a half, my friend Millie and I have been planning to host conversations about oppressive/empowered practice to our cohort at… Continue reading The Importance of Holding Conversations About Empowered Practice